Reply To: Emotional regulation in children

  • HK

    December 22, 2022 at 2:44 am

    First, I think we get to their eye level and ask them to explain to us what is going on. Children need to feel like they are been heard and acknowledge. If they do not have words to describe their emotions, we can ask them to point at the feeling chart in the classroom. We could also describe what we see to them: I can tell you are angry because you are yelling at your friends and stumping your feet….let’s take a few deep breaths, and then I will be ready to listen to what you have to say.” We can also ask them if they prefer to be alone in a safe place to calm down. When they are ready, help the child to come up with solutions, solve it and move on.